At The Alton our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a peaceful, comfortable environment. At The Alton our emphasis is living in the moment and providing a broad range of services to help our residents live comfortably and support our families. We look forward to showing you all that The Alton has to offer.
Regional Executive Director of Senior Living Services
Kim Webster has been in the senior care field for 36 years, holding various roles from home healthcare and hospice, to onsite management, marketing, and sales. She currently oversees all Shepard Park Senior Living operations. Kim also plays an active leadership role on the Board of Directors for Leading Age MN, and was instrumental in the development of the Leading Age MN Confident Choices program and Management Certificate programs.
Why the field of senior services? “After college, I had the pleasure of working as a social worker in a nursing home—the experience of working with older adults with so much history and vibrancy was a calling for me then, and it has kept me in the field for all of these years. I have dedicated my career to advocating for making sure that we are serving all of our seniors with the utmost respect and dignity. It is a true joy!”
Mike Lorenz has been in the senior services field for 40 years, working as a dining aide, nursing assistant, charge nurse, and dementia care educator. His career took a turn towards advocacy when he worked with the MN-DAK Alzheimer’s Association as their family care coordinator. He developed and managed the first enhanced behavior household in the Midwest and won the MN Aging Services “Commitment to Excellence” award in 2002 for the quality of care. Mike has been the Housing Director at The Alton since 2012.
Why the field of senior services? “I was fortunate to know early in my life that my passion is working with seniors. My aspiration has always been to work with a team and develop the best plan to help older adults (particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease). Thanks to the residents, their families and a great staff I have found a home at The Alton with StuartCo and loving every moment of it.”
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristen Edson is the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Alton. She brings to her position 25 years of experience in working in the senior care industry. Kristen holds a degree in Social Work, and it was her internship as an Outreach Worker with the Fargo Senior Commission that precipitated her interest in working with seniors. Since then, she has held various positions including Resident Services Coordinator and Marketing Director. Kristen is trained by the Alzheimers Association as a Caregiver Support Facilitator and is certified as a Virtual Dementia Tour Facilitator.
Why the field of senior services? “I have thoroughly enjoyed my career working with seniors and find it very rewarding. I have been touched by the many residents who have been a part of my life over the years.”
Sarah Boettner is the Homecare Director for Shepard Park Home Care. She started her career as a nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care, where her passion grew to care for seniors by seeing how much interactions with caregivers affected their daily life. After graduating from the nursing program at the College of St. Scholastica, she spent four years as an RN Case Manager.
Why the field of senior services? “I enjoy this opportunity as a Homecare Director to help staff grow in their nursing skills and professional skills every day. Training and teaching staff is a passion of mine. I believe training staff and giving them new tools and successful caregiving stories is essential for delivering high quality care and creating a positive work environment.”
Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Ann Sechter came to Stuartco with 21 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to coming to Stuartco, she worked for Augustanacare. Ann is a graduate of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Mn and Adler Graduate School in Richfield, MN. She is the mother of three children and resides in Mendota Heights where she is often gardening, learning to speak Spanish, and walking her two dogs.
Why the field of senior services? “Many of us, have their journey as an adult child with their parents. I have walked down that road with my father to the end of his life. My passion is to help guide seniors that are struggling at home, find the best quality of living to the end of their life.”